FREE events website available for Northumberland

Event organisers across Northumberland will now be able to promote their event for free thanks to a website set up by the county council.

The Great Northumberland website, www.greatnorthumberland.co.uk was set up last year to promote the council’s summer programme of events launched in response to the Great Exhibition of the North.

Now the website has been transformed into a free portal for event organisers to submit and promote their events.

Events submitted will then also be promoted across the council’s other channels, including the council’s website which has 10,000 visitors to its home page every day and social media pages with has a combined reach of more than 100,000.

All event organisers have to do is go to the website, fill in an easy to follow form giving all the event information, including an event image. Once approved it will appear on the site within minutes.

Events listed on the site will also have the chance of appearing in a weekly round-up which is shared across the council’s social media channels.

Nigel Walsh, head of cultural services at the council said: “We wanted to create a one-stop shop for event organisers to promote their events. It’s easy to use and more importantly free, and given the wide audience accessing the information it’s a great way of promoting their event.

“There are so many exciting events happening across Northumberland all year round and through this website we want to be able to share these with visitors and give them another reason to discover Northumberland this year. And with a few weeks until Easter there’s still time to let us know about any event happening during the school holiday.”

For more information go to www.greatnorthumberland.co.uk
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